Shave vs Shive - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shave and shive
is that shave
is an instance of shaving while shive
is a slice, especially of bread or shive
can be (obsolete) a splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material or shive
can be or shive
can be .
As a verb shave
is to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) shaven, schaven, from (etyl) , (etyl) skafa.
To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
To cut anything in this fashion.
To remove hair from one's face by this means.
- The labourer with the bending scythe is seen / Shaving the surface of the waving green.
To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
- I had little time to shave this morning.
* 1899 ,
- Now shaves with level wing the deep.
(archaic) To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
(US, slang, dated, transitive) To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.
* shave brush / shaving brush
* shaving bump
* shave cream / shaving cream
* shave foam / shaving foam
* shave down
* shave off
An instance of shaving.
A thin slice; a shaving.
- I instructed the barber to give me a shave .
(US, slang, dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.
(US, slang, dated) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.
* close shave
A parallel form of (sheave
), from a (etyl
) base which probably existed in (etyl
) (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl
) Scheibe, late (etyl
A slice, especially of bread.
* 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers :
(obsolete) A sheave.
A beam or plank of split wood.
A flat, wide cork for plugging a large hole.
- In my cool room with the shutters shut and the thin shives of air and light coming through the slats, I cried myself to sleep in an overloud selfpitying transport.
From a (etyl) base which probably existed in Old English (though is not attested before the Middle English period). Cognate with (etyl) Schebe, (etyl) scheef.
(obsolete) A splinter; a particle of fluff on the surface of cloth or other material.
(paper-makin) A particle of impurity in finished paper.
Variant of shiv.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 50:
- So every alleyway down here, every shadow big enough to hide a shive artist with a grudge, is a warm invitation to rewrite history.
* 2010 , ,
A Life of Learning
- There are some cultural details in Schissel’s story that are specific to the Jewish community: the family sits shive (seven days of mourning for the dead), and the preference for silence at that time.
* sit shive